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Emma - fostered in Topeka Labrador Retriever & Hound Mix Shawnee Mission, KS

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Medium


Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.
Adoption fee

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Meet Emma - fostered in Topeka

Emma is a 2- to 3-year-old Lab/hound? mix, around 40 pounds. Even though she was abandoned, she is in good condition and physically fit. When the vet saw her, he said that her eyes definitely have a story behind them. It is plain to see that she has been abused terribly. When she feels threatened, she immediately rolls on her back in a submissive posture. Any quick movements will startle her as she is timid and edgy. With that said, she is very gentle and has shown no signs of aggression, even when she thinks she is threatened. Her tail is often tucked between her legs.

Even with her past trauma, Emma is very affectionate and will follow you around. She will let you pet, scratch, and belly rub her for as long as you want but is not a hugger.

She crates well and will sleep all night through. Her cage is her safe space and when there, she is comfortable and relaxed. She will come up and sleep on the bed with you but then usually retreats back to her kennel.

The only sounds she has ever made since she got here was to growl at one of the other dogs that wanted to come in and share her cage. Emma does not know how to play with toys or humans, she will watch the other dogs but has not yet wanted to get in on that action. However, she will play with the other dogs and rollicks with her tail wagging.

She is more attuned to women than men, however when in public and she meets an older man with a beard, her tail goes 90 miles an hour and wants their attention. She has not been around children yet, but I believe she would do well with them. She mixes well with the other dogs and cats intrigue her. She will chase the cats but has never attempted to catch or hurt them. Her favorite pastime is climbing up on the strawbale stack and bask in the sun.

She does counter surf and is GOOD at it! So far, three loaves of bread and an entire chocolate cake have been claimed by Emma!!! She is sneaky at it and we never see her, just the aftermath. I mean, you gotta give her respect but we are working on not eating food off the counters.

Emma also walks well on a leash, does not pull, and loves walks. She shows signs of having had a litter of pups and when we picked her up, we thought she was pregnant. After an ultra-sound was completed and cleared, vet believed she was just coming out of heat and most likely the reason she was abandoned.

Emma would make a great dog for a young couple that works and needs to kennel during the day. This dog is a sweetheart and deserves the love that she hasn't had before.

To adopt Emma, please fill out the adoption application at Her adoption fee is $400.00. Emma is up to date on shots, spayed and microchipped.

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Emma - fostered in Topeka

Emma - fostered in Topeka

  • Labrador Retriever
  • Adult
  • Female